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5/29/13 6:38 A

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It's pretty amazing how unrelated things can trigger other functions. My brother-in-law had back surgery. Prior to that he was on bp medication for 5 years. The days after his surgery, he felt light headed more often. They checked his bp and it was unusually low. So they took him off the medication and he has been off of it ever since. It has been 5 or 6 years, I think. No bp meds. Amazing, eh?!

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3/9/13 7:56 P

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I started at 160 and am now down to 145. I also had gall bladder surgery last spring. I don't know if that had anything to do with it. It has been almost a year since surgery and I have kept the weight off. I am still working at it.

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3/8/13 1:58 P

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Johanka,I know it is different for every one but I am just asking, how much weight did you have to lose to get off meds???

Watch me closely, Lord. I'm hungry, and I'm weak.



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3/3/13 3:48 P

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emoticon Whenever you are unsure about something related to your health, make sure you check with your doctor.

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3/3/13 10:37 A

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my blood pressue went down with loosing the weight.

my sister lost 105 pounds walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.

i lost 44 pounds by giving up sugar and grain products at age 61.

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3/3/13 10:21 A

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I have lost weight and am now off my high blood pressure pills. My doctor said we will go on the watch mode. I have been doing real good.

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3/3/13 10:05 A

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I f you have to use meds to keep it under control then in my opinion are are still at risk.

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3/3/13 7:54 A

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Listen to Gina!
Right now my goal is to live med free! I have a long way to go, but I can not imagine going through this merry-fo-round with medication for much longer. It is driving me crazy.

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3/3/13 6:11 A

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Be very careful. The fact that your BP and cholesterol need meds to control them is a sign. I also use meds to keep those two under control but my nurse practicioner insists that if I lose 25 to 30 lbs. I would need less meds or none at all tells me that I am stll at high risk. My age 65 doesn't help.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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3/3/13 5:31 A

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I am a male, 35.

I was diagnosed with high bp and cholesterol more than 5 years ago, but have it under control with medication for the past 3 years. In fact, due to exercise and healthier diet, I've kept my bp and cholesterol at optimal levels (with the help of medication as well).

While reading articles here, I often see that some new illness or risk-factor is discovered which puts people with high bp and cholesterol most at risk. Or for example, there is a diet regime or energy drink and it has a warning for those with high bp. I wonder, does that include me? Am I still someone with high bp and cholesterol, even though both are well under control? I mean, do I fall in that category of high risk people who have high bp and cholesterol even if my bp and cholesterol are in check?



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